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The Avengers: Age of Ultron will not only ultimately prove to be one of the biggest movies of 2015, but it’s also one of the most significant chapters in the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Helping me to answer those very big questions on this week’s episode is none other than Cinema Blend’s own Sean O’Connell. In advance of the movie’s release, both of us actually had the opportunity to take in two screenings of the summer blockbuster, giving us the ability to look at the movie from both a macro and micro perspective.
There are many out there who aren’t too familiar with Daredevil comics, and will be going into viewings of the new series without knowing anything about the character – potentially getting a bit lost in the process. It’s for those folks that this new episode of Hero Blend is dedicated!
Having seen the first five episodes of the brand new Marvel Studios series, and now being allowed to talk about it, I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Hero Blend to a very special 100% spoiler free review of Daredevil.
There’s only so much you can say about a black and white image of an actor with a bald head, but it does spur own a certain conversation: what exactly are we expecting from this version of Lex Luthor?
Cinema Blend's own Mack Rawden is joining me for another special “Mack Asks” edition of Hero Blend this week, and the whole episode is dedicated to answering big questions about the Marvel/Sony deal, and Spider-Man’s place in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Joining me this week on the show is Cinema Blend’s own Sean O’Connell, and together we not only talk about the fresh new Aquaman look, but also exactly what Unite The Seven means both for and in the context of the DC Cinematic Universe. Hit the play button above!
While comic book fans everywhere are elated that the Deadpool movie is finally coming together, there is one aspect of the development that has been at the center of some debate: the expected MPAA rating.
Since the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, comic book movie fans have been having the same conversation over and over again, repeatedly asking, “What if the major studios could make a deal that would see The Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four all fighting together?”
It was yesterday morning that the first Daredevil trailer dropped online, and it honestly took us by surprise. This is clearly a much darker, grittier side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the trailer has some serious dramatic impact to go with showrunner Steven S. DeKnight’s interesting visual style.
Joining me for this week’s episode and a bit of lively debate is Cinema Blend’s own Sean O’Connell, who has some very different opinions about the new Fantastic Four trailer than my own. Hit the play button above and join the conversation!
When it comes to movies based on DC Comics, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been absolutely dominating headlines for years now, but recently the buzz about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has begun to grow.
Marvel Studios certainly has an interesting year ahead of it in 2015. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is unquestionably one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year and is expected to break all kinds of box office records… and then there’s Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man.
Over the past year or so, news and updates about Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have set up the 2016 blockbuster as a gateway to a larger DC Cinematic Universe, but there is another big responsibility that it carries. The film is very much also expected to be a sequel to Man of Steel that further develops the Kryptonian superhero - but what does that mean?
After appearances by Grant Gustin on two episodes of Arrow last year and a special appearance by Stephen Amell in the pilot of Flash, we’ve long been primed for the day that the two titular heroes would team up on a mission to defeat evil – and this week they delivered.
Today is the day that we celebrate Thanksgiving – the one day a year specifically put aside to look back on the previous few months and give thanks for everything in our lives that makes us happy. For fans of comic book movies, there is plenty to be thankful for.
We’ve spent a great deal of this year celebrating the success of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but the time has come to look towards the future. With production scheduled to start in the first half of next year, X-Men: Apocalypse has begun its casting process – and already they’re eyeing some talented new actors.
Though Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has quite the packed cast – featuring the likes of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, and more – it’s David Ayer’s Suicide Squad that could wind up challenging it as the most star-studded superhero movie of 2016.
As the comic book movie world is getting bigger and bigger, the franchise is falling behind – and what it needs is a real and stable plan. So how can The Amazing Spider-Man series get back on track and suture up its future? That’s precisely the topic at the heart of this week’s Hero Blend.
There are weeks that I struggle to decide what the subject of Hero Blend should be. Do I check in to see what’s happening with the X-Men, or are the developments with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice more interesting? This week there was no struggle.